For most artists, their creativity in their art is based on an emotion. Either from an intimacy to or from the subject, or an emotion the artist wants to give or take from the viewer. But very little art provokes all of these like a portrait. It's a certain feeling and thought process that both the subject and veiwer can experience.
Reian has mastered this experience in that he can capture the
thoughts in the eyes, the wisdom in the wrinkles, and the confidence in the pose. For this is the sign of a true modern master.